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Anabolic Steroids

1st Edition

By Patrick Lenehan

CRC Press

160 pages

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Description

Anabolic steroids have traditionally been controversial in the sporting arena. Today, research indicates a dramatic increase in the use of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs outside of competitive sports. With evidence of widespread steroid abuse among the general population, health professionals are citing the emergence of an epidemic.

Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs brings together key issues surrounding these contentious drugs. The book outlines the history and social context of these compounds, including details on their development, prevalence, and implications for society. It provides a review of their physiological and psychological side effects, as well as discussions of other performance-enhancing substances based on the banned drug list of the International Olympic Committee. The text also describes how anabolic steroids are used, considers problems with counterfeit drugs, and includes profiles of the most commonly used steroids and supplements.

This timely book presents a clear description of anabolic steroid use and abuse both in sports and within the general population. It is a reliable source of information for professionals and students in the fields of sport science, pharmacology, pharmacy, and related health sciences.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

What Are Anabolic Steroids?

Why a Book About Anabolic Steroids?

SOCIAL HISTORY OF ANABOLIC STEROIDS

Early Discoveries of the Anabolic and Androgenic Properties of Testosterone

Effects of Testicular Extract (Testosterone) and Related Substances upon Humans

Early Uses of Testosterone and its Derivatives

The Use of Testosterone and Anabolic Steroids for Ergogenic Purposes

The Use of Anabolic Steroids in Sports

The Non-competitive use of Anabolic Steroids

Prevalence Studies

Needle and Syringe Exchange Figures for Prevalence of AS Use

Social Implications of the Psychological Effects of AS Use

Current Therapeutic Applications of Anabolic Steroids

Legal Status of Anabolic Steroids

Anabolic Steroids: A Social Problem?

THE MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AS MISUSE

Myocardinal Hypertrophy and Cardiomyopathy

Myocardinal Infarction and Cerebrovascular Accidents

Blood Pressure

Liver Function

Lipid Profiles

Embolism

Hormones

Thyroid

Genito-urinary Conditions

Sexual Behaviour

Changes in Metabolism

Dermatology

Immunity

Infections

Musculoskeletal Problems

Injecting Problems

Women's Health

Adolescence

Psychological Effects

Medical Uses

General Practitioner Surveys

A SPORTING PERSPECTIVE

Performance Enhancement through History

Anabolic Steroids

The Response of Sport

Eastern European Doping 'Regimes'

Tour de France 1998

Nandrolone

Doping Outside of the Olympics

The Future

The IOC Prohibited Substance List

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Summary

REGIMES, COUNTERFEITS AND PROFILES

Cost

Counterfeits and Fakes

Drugs Other than Anabolic Steroids

Drug Profiles

REFERENCES

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA017000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
MED071000
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
MED084000
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine